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Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will seek an explanation from Network Rail for delays to maintenance work over the Easter holiday on the rail network from Essex into London Liverpool Street; what procedures were put in place following delays to maintenance work on the same network over the new year holiday to prevent a recurrence; and if she will make a statement. (197563)

[holding answer 31 March 2008]: These are operational matters for Network Rail. Although the Government have no power to intervene in Network Rail’s operations, Ministers regularly meet with Network Rail to discuss a range of issues relating to the railways.